GeneWeb, free open source genealogy software
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| GeneWeb is free open source genealogy software written in OCaml by Daniel de Rauglaudre, a researcher at the Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (Inria).
The tool, distributed under the GNU General Public License, is available for Unix, Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms in the Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish languages.
GeneWeb uses a lightweight web server that can support any number of genealogical databases. Its multilingual interactive user interface supports an unlimited number of individuals, families and events using any web browser, including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera. Like an HTTP server, it creates new HTML pages on the fly from its databases for each request. It can be installed on a local computer or a distant web server as a daemon or using CGI to share your genealogy over the Internet. The utility gwsetup provides a friendly web interface for configuration and maintenance.
GeneWeb displays birth, death and wedding anniversaries. It also shows some statistics, such as oldest living persons, recent weddings or deaths, and age pyramids for a given year. Since GeneWeb 7.00, all kinds of personal and family events are managed with dates, witnesses, notes and sources for each event.
GeneWeb is one of a few genealogy programs that comes with an efficient relationship and consanguinity rate calculator, to help understand inbreeding in families.
Passwords secure databases with both 'friends' (to access private data) and 'wizards' (to update permissions) accounts. Private data can be protected with a customisable configuration file, for example, to hide people born less than 100 years ago. Access to each individual page can even be filtered one by one.
GeneWeb allows searching for titles of nobility and displaying them in a timeline. It can search names with spelling variations and women can be searched for by their maiden names.